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Retrospect

12 May - 20:00 h (Local Time)
ZeitHaus

Photo: Lars Landmann

Newcomers Ladies Night

ANDREA MOTIS & JOAN CHAMORRO QUARTET
ROBYN BENNETT & BANG BANG

Concert on 12 May 2017 at 20:00h in the ZeitHaus

The young Spanish performer Andrea Motis brings freshness and intensity to the most popular jazz standards and songs by Duke Ellington, Jimmy Davis and Leonard Cohen. Her role models are Louis Armstrong and Chet Baker, and for good reason, because Motis plays trumpet and saxophone as well as singing. Audiences are captivated by the youthful sensitivity of her soprano and the striking phrasing of her voice and trumpet playing.

Born in Barcelona in 1995, Motis studied under bass player and saxophonist Joan Chamorro, who has worked with international stars like Stevie Wonder and The Manhattan Transfer. The jazz veteran teaches his craft to the next generation as leader of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, a youth orchestra in Barcelona. In this capacity he also discovers and supports talented young musicians like Andrea Motis. A first album was released in 2010 with the title Joan Chamorro presenta Andrea Motis; further recordings followed. Emotional Dance, the latest album by the two artists, will be released in February 2017 on the legendary impulse! label in New York.

Andrea Motis (vocals, trumpet, saxophone) – Joan Chamorro (bass, saxophone) – Ignasi Terraza Torra (piano) – Josep Traver Llado (guitar) – Esteve Pi Ventura (drums)

Irresistible melodies and rhythms, explosive horns and a singer bursting with energy: The ensemble Robyn Bennett & Bang Bang exudes musical energy with a mix of jazz, rock, swing, soul and funk.
Robyn Bennett grew up in Pennsylvania. As a child she discovered the piano and went on to sing in choirs and jazz bands at school. She studied singing, dance and drama at the renowned Vassar College and at New York University. Bennett gained her first experience with musicals in off-Broadway productions like West Side Story, Carousel and South Pacific. In 2006 she moved to Paris, where she performed for two years in the musical Cabaret at the legendary Folies Bergère in Paris.
It was in Paris that she met jazz trombonist Ben van Hille. Their collaboration initially consisted of cover versions; in 2013 they released their first album (The Wait) featuring original compositions. Their second album The Song Is You was released in 2016. It again combines rock, swing, funk and soul with jazz arrangements, with the pop influence coming more strongly to the fore. The bottom line: Music brimming with vitality and individuality.

Robyn Bennett (vocals) –  Ben Vanhille (trombone) – Max Mastella (guitar) – Gino Chantoiseau (bass) – David Pouradier Duteil (drums) – David Pouradier Duteil (
drums) – Xavier Sibre (tenor and baritone saxofon)